PERFORMANCE ANXIETY: Jackets close out non-district schedule

in Boys Basketball

FROST – Despite a 22-point performance from senior Demarius Parks, the Meridian boys basketball team suffered its fifth loss in the last six games as Frost handed the Yellowjackets a 77-47 non-district defeat on the road Tuesday night.

Even though Frost jumped out to a 23-10 first quarter lead, the Jackets (7-14) battled back in the second period to cut the deficit to eight points going into halftime. But the Polar Bears (5-8) outscored Meridian, 30-11, in the third quarter to build an insurmountable lead.

“At the moment, we are trying to find our groove again,” Meridian boys basketball head coach Carlos Johansson said. “I am positive we will recollect as a team soon.”

Backing up Parks, senior Zade Kendall tossed in 12 points and pulled down a team-high 17 rebounds.

The Jackets return home today to take on Itasca for the third time this season at 5 p.m. Then after taking an open week, Meridian will open District 10-2A competition on the road against DeLeon Jan. 21.


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